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Assistant Properties Supervisor

Job Title: Assistant Properties Supervisor

Reports To: Properties Supervisor

Start Date: Negotiable

Join the dynamic team of arts professionals at the Goodman Theatre! Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. As a cultural and community organization, Goodman Theatre is committed to using the art of theater for a better Chicago. Using the tools of the theatrical profession, the Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs aim to develop generations of citizens who understand the cultures and stories of diverse voices.

We at Goodman Theatre are storytellers who believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which each individual is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. The inclusion of difference(s) such as ability, age, background, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other identities represented across staff, board, artists and audiences help make us better equipped to live these values—on stage and off. Learn more at


The Goodman Theatre seeks an Assistant Properties Supervisor to be a part of our production team for the 9 show season, including our annual production of A Christmas Carol. The Assistant Properties Supervisor will work collaboratively with the Prop Supervisor in all aspects of running the properties department which includes coordinating with the props staff to ensure timely and efficient workflow of projects, aid in communicating with designers and stage managers on all productions, work on load-in and load-out crews, track expenses for the props department, coordinate of rentals, and work on special projects as assigned.


  • Work collaboratively as a team member and maintain a positive attitude
  • Two to three years professional props experience
  • Knowledge and experience with prop construction methods and techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Quicken. Experience with AutoCAD and Photoshop are beneficial
  • Ability to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver 50-70lbs, either alone or with assistance from others as well as scale ladders and work in high places
  • Must have own vehicle and applicable insurance to use vehicle for work purposes, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, and able to operate vehicles in inclement weather
  • This position can require some evening and weekend hours on an as needed basis.


This is a full-time, non-union hourly position with a rate of $24.00 per hour, and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, paid vacation, sick leave, and 401k.

Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community— the Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.


Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by clicking here and selecting the "Apply to this job" button at the bottom of the page. Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about this open position by listing the specific website or posting location. No phone calls, please.

Contact Info:
Goodman Theatre
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL